Guangzhou Metro Continues TETRA Deployment with Motorola for its new Lines
Selects Motorola’s TETRA digital radio system for its proven reliability, security and advanced technology
GUANGZHOU, China, 22 March 2006 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that the Guangzhou Rail Transportation has once again selected Motorola’s TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) digital trunking radio system for the City’s metro’s Line 5 and 6 operations. Both projects are valued at approximately RMB 58 million (US$7 million) and will be deployed on a 40-station urban rail network that runs from the east to the west of Guangzhou. This will be the third TETRA deployment for the City’s rail operator.
“Reliability, operational efficiency and safety were critical considerations. After careful evaluation, we decided on Motorola’s dispatch communication system based on their proven success in TETRA rail implementations. Combined with Motorola’s advanced technology, the new system will give us an advantage to seamlessly communicate and interoperate with the first responders in times of mission-critical or emergency operations, as and when needed,” said a user from Guangzhou Metro.
Targeted for completion by December 2008, the contract will further equip the Metro with 50 units of the high performance Enhanced Base Transceiver Systems (EBTS), more than 900 units of the MTP850 portable radio with Chinese language support, and 400 units of Motorola’s latest TETRA mobile, MTM 800, for its users.
“Once again, Motorola has proven to be the partner-of-choice for enterprise-class TETRA rail communications systems. Customers like Guangzhou Metro have come to trust Motorola for our expertise, experience and deep understanding of the rail industry to see that every intrinsic detail and communication requirement is addressed,” said Chew Guan Sing, general manager of North Asia, Motorola’s Government & Enterprise Mobility Solutions business. “In China, we have worked on several key digital trunking migration and expansion projects including Shanghai Metro, Tianjin Light Rail and Beijing Light Rail.”
Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is an open digital trunked radio standard defined by the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding professional mobile radio users.
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